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DIY Hunger Games Costumes

Updated on October 12, 2012

Make your own Hunger Games Halloween Costume

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You love the Hunger Games, maybe you're even a little obsessed. You read the books, love the movie, and now you want to become a character from the Hunger Games. If you're like me, you love creating your own costume for a unique look. Stand out from the crowd this Halloween when you make your own costume. Turn yourself into Katniss Everdeen, Gale, Peeta or even Effie Trinket. It's easy to transform yourself into your favorite character with a DIY Hunger Games costume.

The Hunger Games movie stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Elizabeth Banks. Two of the most popular Hunger Games outfits are Katniss costumes (of course) and Effie Trinket costumes. Although I love Katniss, I have to say that my favorite look comes from Effie. Her colorful wardrobe, makeup, and wacky wigs fit in with this season's bright colored fashion trends.

In the Hunger Games movie, I loved the opening ceremony scene where the tributes rode out on chariots. You got a great view of the crowd and what everyone was wearing. Many of the capitol residents had neon colored wigs, clothing, and beautiful makeup. Talk about eye candy! If you are a Hunger Games fanatic, these DIY costumes are to-die-for!

Catching Fire Movie Set Photo

Catching Fire Movie Set Photo
Catching Fire Movie Set Photo

The Hunger Games Movie Trailer

The girl on fire


Katniss Everdeen

DIY Katniss Everdeen Costume

Make your own Katniss costume with a few simple items. The girl from District 12, played by Jennifer Lawrence, wears an earth tone shirt, black hooded jacket, tan or dark pants with boots over the top. Katniss Everdeen's signature hairstyle is the braid over one shoulder. She carries a bow and arrow and wears a gold colored mockingjay pin on her shirt.

What you'll need:

* Black t-shirt

* Black hooded jacket

* Olive green pants or leggings

* Boots

* Bow and arrow set

* Mockingjay pin


Katniss Bow and Arrow Set

Katniss's signature accessory is her bow and arrow set. She is very skilled at hunting and protecting herself with her bow and arrow. You can be recognized as Katniss easily if you have this accessory. I love this bow and arrow because it is a Hunger Games movie replica bow and arrow set!


Katniss Wig

Throughout the Hunger Games novels and movie, Katniss wears her hair in a braid. Get Katniss's signature hairstyle by braiding your hair off to the side. If you don't possess long brown hair, you can still achieve her look with a brown braided wig like this one.

Create a Katniss Costume

Create your own Katniss costume with these costume pieces. Check out the black jacket, mockingjay pin, boots and more. You'll be a resident of District 12 in no time!

May the odds be ever in your favor


Effie Trinket

DIY Effie Trinket Costume

Effie Trinket is the escort to the District 12 tributes and is portrayed by Elizabeth Banks. She has light pink hair with a large dark pink flower piece on her head. She wears a pink outfit with poofy sleeves. The key to getting Effie Trinket's look is the makeup. Apply light colored foundation on your face and bright pink eye shadow on your eyelids and under your eyebrows. Then apply a bright colored lipstick to you lips to create a heart shaped pout.

What you'll need:

* Pink wig and floral headpiece

* Pink Victorian style suit jacket and skirt (or an altered 80s prom dress with poofy sleeves)

* Pale foundation makeup and pink eyeshadow

* Bright colored lipstick

Pink Effie Trinket Wig

Pink Effie Trinket Wig
Pink Effie Trinket Wig

Make an Effie Trinket Costume

Create an Effie Trinket outfit with these fun costume pieces! Check out the pink lipstick, white foundation, pink eyeshadow, and flower hair clip. You'll look like you're from the Capitol with this costume.

Effie Trinket Makeup Tutorial

Learn how to look like Effie Trinket with this makeup tutorial. You'll look like a capitol resident in no time.

Become a Citizen of The Capitol


You can look like any citizen of The Capitol. Residents of the Hunger Games capitol city wear bright colored wigs, eyecatching makeup, and over the top outfits. Take these hot colored wigs and create your own Hunger Games costume. You'll be the picture of high fashion and Capitol couture!

Capitol Citizens

Capitol Citizens
Capitol Citizens

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Get reading the Hunger Games trilogy (if you haven't already!)

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Gale Hawthorne

DIY Gale Hawthorne Costume

Turn yourself into Katniss's best friend and hunting partner, Gale Hawthorne. Gale, actor Liam Hemsworth, wears a green shirt with a brown vest. His pants are a dark khaki color and he wears dark colored boots. Making a Gale Hawthorne costume is really easy to do.

What you'll need:

* Long sleeve earth tone shirt

* Brown or tan vest

* Cargo pants in brown or khaki

* Dark colored boots

Interview with Jennifer Lawrence from The Hunger Games movie

Watch this interesting interview with Jennifer Lawrence who plays Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games movie.


Peeta Mellark

DIY Peeta Mellark Costume

Peeta Mellark is the other tribute from District 12 and Katniss' love interest. Peeta Mellark (aka Josh Hutcherson) wears a black t-shirt and dark green cargo pants. He also has dark colored boots. You can make your own Peeta costume very easily with only a few items.

What you'll need:

* A black t-shirt

* Earth tone pants

* Dark colored boots

Make a Peeta Costume

Create your own Peeta costume with simple pieces of clothing. Take a look at the cargo pants, black t-shirt, and boots!

The Hunger Games Merchandise

If you're an obsessed fan of the Hunger Games, you'll need these items for the movie and for everyday use. Get a mockingjay pin, stickers, Hunger Games movie poster, and Hunger Games jewelry. The odds will be in your favor!

If you made your own Hunger Games costume, let me know and I can feature your look on this lens!

Show me your Hunger Games costumes!

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      4 years ago

      Thank you

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      ayng29 lm 

      6 years ago

      I liked how you laid out the parts of the costume neatly and systematically. Gives me an idea for a new lens! Thanks

      I also made a lens about the Hunger Games. Would appreciate it if you can drop by! Thanks!

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      6 years ago

      These are great do it yourself costume ideas.

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      6 years ago

      cool! can't wait for the movie.


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